On behalf of the UN Environment Management Group (a coordination mechanism of 42 UN agencies and institutions for the environment), I would like to extend a very warm invitation to the Give Me 5 Community and all of you who decidedly work for the betterment of people and planet, to the first e-discussion by the UN Environment Management Group – Nexus Dialogue Series: “Nexus issues and opportunities to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda” from 25 April to 24 May 2017.
The puzzle of sustainable development cannot be solved by solely concentrating on the pieces. It has to be seen as a whole and not only as a series of isolated issues and problems. For these dialogues, a “nexus” approach is the one that focuses on overlaps across sectors while respecting sectoral expertise in order to make better plans by understanding interactions. This e-discussion seeks successful examples and lessons learned from this methodology.
As moderator of this thematic window, I wish to present to you the following three questions:
- Do you work for sustainable development?
- How has a nexus or integral approach influenced your work?
- What are the lessons learnt from your experience?
Only together we can achieve a better world for all.